Animal cruelty charges laid

A pair of local residents have been charged with animal cruelty in a case that drew provincewide attention late in 2013.

PORT HARDY—A pair of local residents have been charged with animal cruelty in a case that drew provincewide attention late in 2013.

Rupert Wilson Jr. and Crystal Bee of Fort Rupert face charges under the criminal code of Canada following an investigation by the BCSPCA.

The case involves an 18-month-old German shepherd cross, named Molly, who was taken from a Fort Rupert residence Nov. 25, 2013 by Port Hardy RCMP.

The animal was found tied on a deck, emaciated and with her collar embedded in her neck.

Molly was taken to Port Hardy veterinary hospital for immediate treatment, and has since been recovering in an SPCA foster home.

No date has been announced for the preliminary court hearing.

 

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